Dr. Barry Smit

Photo of Dr. Barry Smit - Climate Change, Ecosystems and Parks is his topic at the 2012 Climate Change Forum

Dr. Barry Smit

Dr Barry Smit is Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change at the University of Guelph. He is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). His interdisciplinary research, exploring the relationships between environmental changes (notably climate change) and social and economic systems, has been published in over 100 scientific papers and books. His work on climate change adaptation has been influential in the international negotiations, and has been applied in development initiatives in Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Pacific and the Arctic. In Canada he has advised federal departments, the Senate, several provincial governments and business groups. He is a member of Ontario’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation.

Professional Affilation

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change
Department of Geography, University of Guelph

2012 Climate Change Forum Topic

 Climate Change, Ecosystems and Parks

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